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Wile E. Obama


OK, so you're running against a guy who for recreation (though not his) used to have his arms tied together at the wrists behind his back, and hang from them for hours, a result of which is that he can no longer raise them above his head. Or other things:

McCain gets emotional at the mention of military families needing food stamps or veterans lacking health care. The outrage comes from inside: McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes.

And the Obama campaign is making fun of him for not knowing how to email?

When these guys lose, there will be many reasons why.

[Update late Friday evening]

Glenn has a more. A lot more, with lots of links. This one may have legs.

[Late night update]

One more update from Jonah.

As he says, bogus as it gets.

[Late evening update]

Iowahawk (who else!) picks up on the theme. Hilarity ensues.

[Saturday morning update]

Roger Kimball wonders who is sabotaging the Obama campaign?

Hey, as I say in comments, the guy has problems finding good help. Just who we want for president.


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Bob Hawkins wrote:

Someone should ask Obama if he will use email as President should he be elected. Knowing that they will be the first things subpeonaed in the inevitable investigations. The current administration does not use email for exactly that reason.

Mike Puckett wrote:

I wonder who is dumber. Obama or his retard anonymous supporters?

Steve wrote:

The other, and maybe more, important factor here has bypassed many people. McCain actually CALLS and talks to people he needs to contact.
What a backward, archaic way to do things!!

Obama and his followers are looking dumber everyday because of this stuff. The counter to charges of being a talentless stuffed shirt isn't to yell, "...yeah...well you can't e-mail!"

Next I guess they'll say something nasty about McCain's 96 year old mother.

"Senator McCain, it's true I'm inexperienced, but your momma is SSSOOO old...."

The Dems like like they are running a Student Government race, for 8th Grade Master-at-Arms.

Raoul Ortega wrote:

You left out the third choice: his campaign staff. I think they still haven't realized they are not running unopposed in a safe coastal urban district. (And for you Left-Bigots out there, "urban" is not a racist codeword, because I'm think of the likes of Jim McDermott, Robert Waxman, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, Jerrold Nadler, etc.)

Shameless Asshat wrote:

What fake outrage.

Does Stephen Hawking send e-mail?

You think he knows how to Google?

Poor McCain the eternal POW - it's always about his heroism, isn't it? I think you may be stretching it too far here. Let's just give him the Presidency he deserves for 5.5 years in Vietnam.

Carl Pham wrote:

Uh, anonymous, Stephen Hawking uses a computer exclusively for communication because he can't talk intelligibly. I should know, I've been at his seminars.

Nice of you to bring that up. You're basically an asshole, you know? Starting to look like your candidate is one, too. I've never actually been pissed at the Obama campaign before. I mean, he's a lightweight, but he's always seemed personally decent and thoughtful. But this ad was disgusting. Making fun of an old soldier because his war injuries mean he has to dictate his e-mails to his wife? You have to be a dickhead with the (lack of) maturity of a 13-year-old to think that's the kind of thing to laugh about in public. High school students running for student council president have more class. Feh.

memomachine wrote:


Like or dislike Obama the fact is very very clear:

There are no excuses.

Obama's big claim to President is that he runs his own campaign. Either this is true or it isn't. If he does run his own campaign then he is personally responsible for this, and that makes him an asshole. If he doesn't run his own campaign, and foists responsibility off on a "staffer", then the entire raison for his run is bullshit.

Rand Simberg wrote:

If he doesn't run his own campaign, and foists responsibility off on a "staffer", then the entire raison for his run is bullshit.

It wouldn't be anything new. He's always blaming things like this on his "staffers."

The guy has trouble finding good help. And we want to make him president?

bbbbeard wrote:

I anxiously await the Obama ad which begins "You know how old McCain is? He can't even tie his own shoes!"

Trust me, Obama is the Chauncey Gardner candidate. He's bland and not very bright, but people project what they want on him -- from left and right. This has great entertainment value, but foreshadows a disastrous presidency.

Habitat Hermit wrote:

Ok I think this must be official by now: Obama is intentionally trying to lose the election. It wasn't the plan to win the Democrat's nomination but they couldn't help it due to that damn acclamation thing.

But they're panicking now because so many just don't want to leave them behind.

Next week Obama enters the stage naked with just a mike in his hand and a really large ostrich feather out of his ass and details his economic policy during an eight-hour marathon session while strutting around.

(But the numbers only dip to 40% and he's preemptively nominated for an Oscar as best actor in the planned future documentary).

Larry J wrote:

Who besides a barking left wing moron actually expects the President of the United States to type his own emails? Bill Clinton is said to have only sent two email messages during his 8 years in the White House.

Daveon wrote:

I know a few blind people who have no problem with email, a couple with other disabilities. Not being able to type shouldn't stop you from using email or other systems unless you don't actually want to. I suspect, like other people of his age and background McCain probably doesn't see a pressing need for him to bother. He wouldn't be the first, IIRC, the current president isn't big on email.

As it stands, there are probably sound reasons why a president probably shouldn't. Of course, that shouldn't stop their campaign or staff from helping them.

So let's file this in the Rand gets hysterical about nothing file with some of the others.

Rand Simberg wrote:

So let's file this in the Rand gets hysterical

As is often the case, apparently that word doesn't mean what you think it means...

For the record, in my memory, I've never been "hysterical." The notion that I am in this post is ludicrous.

Keith Cowing wrote:

No democrat-hating bias here, Rand. On no.

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